Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BRRRRR its cold out and some stitching news

Welcome to all: I hope 2016 is being good to you, it has been to me.
I turned 65 yesterday, my Mother and Sister-in-law took me  to Café Jule's for lunch, my favorite place to eat, I had a Chicken Cranberry roll-up oh boy I can only eat half because it is so big, but so yummy.
Mom gave me a bottle of Margarita mix she is so sweet, I also received a cinnamon candle and a beautiful bracelet from Julie.
In the evening Mike took me out to dinner to my favorite place yep Café Jule's, I had fresh walleye dinner, oh my so good, I am still full and it is 16:00 in the afternoon.
Mike gave me a  150.00 dollar gift card to of course my favorite stitch shop Stitchville USA, I have many things in mind I want to buy.


This little Café seats about 40 people, it is so sweet, very French looking.


It is decorated so nice for all the different holidays, I plan on going there in the warm weather and sitting out on the patio reading and drinking coffee.

I finished my first SAL small.


 it is the Plum Street Samplers Merry Ewe, I changed  some of the colors and the fabric the pattern called for, I used White Opal 36 count fabric, and various threads, I love how it turned out now I need to get a tin to mount it in.
The SAL is run by Stitching Lotus, I am happy I joined the SAL, her link is  http://stitchinglotus.ca/ now maybe I will have 12 new ornaments done by Christmas this year.

I am working on my next SAL it is : Cricket Collection No.33 Sheepy Hollow I am doing the sheep and tree only not the words on the pattern, check in date for the second one is 2/ 25, I hope to have it done by then.

 
I am also working on alterations of many pairs of slacks that have the big wide pant leg, oh how I hate them, I think wide legged slacks make a thin woman look big, and if your overweight like me they make me look bigger hence the alterations, I am also working out  now,  ow and ow I am so sore, I hope to lose a few pounds before summer.

                                                  Time for dinner Blessings to you all.

Catherine

 

26 comments:

Marilyn said...

Happy belated B-Day!
The cafe looks cute, and the food sounds yummy.
That's a cute finish.
Marilyn

marly said...

Sounds like you already had a happy birthday!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Catherine and congrats on the pretty finish. Nice start too.

Linda

Preeti said...

Happy Birthday, Catherine!! :) Glad to know you had a great time on your Birthday. Congrats on the beautiful finish!! Looking forward to see your progress on the new start.

Bea said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like a very good day. Lovely stitching, both the finish and the start.

Jacquie Morris said...

Belated birthday happy wishes :)
Oooh looks like you had a wonderful meal out.... Such a pretty place.
Lovely stitching :)
Smiles :)

cucki said...

Happy birthday dear
I love your sal stitching so much
Big hugs x

Vickie said...

What a Happy Birthday you had! Way to go Mike!! Way to go you! You keep on taking care of yourself.

Heather said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Great job on your small this month. Thank you for joining the Smalls SAL. I hope it does help you stitch 12 ornaments by the end of the year.

Irene said...

buon compleanno! Bello il tuo ricamo

nanacathydotcom said...

Happy birthday, I love your ornament.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful stitching.

Melinda Forbes said...

What a wonderful Birthday.... Thank you for posting the pictures of your favorite Cafe. It does look like a great place. Thank you for sharing your Finish...

Elunia said...

Happy Birthday :)
Beautiful stitching.

Marie said...

Happy belated birthday. It sounds like your celebration was fulfilled!

Love your Plum Street finish, they are one of my very favorite designers! Nice work.

Brenda said...

Happy Belated Birthday hon. I love your PSS Merry Ewe!!! It turned out sooo nicely!!! I can't wait to see it completely finished!

Meari said...

The restaurant is so quaint. Love it. :)

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a good day.

Beautiful stitching.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!

I love your Merry Ewe! That's one I'm determined to stitch this year. It's so cute.

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty stitched design, happy belated birthday wishes and I hate doing alterations to trousers too, so boring.

Elfie said...

Very pretty 'small' project. I like your fabric and floss choices.

Anna van Schurman said...

Cute small. I love sheep. Happy belated birthday!

ANGIE said...

Hi Catherine, I love your work! Happy stitching!

Fairy Stitcher said...

Happy birthday 🎁

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine,
Congrats on your B'day!! Your entire day was wonderful! It will be a joy to see all of your 12 ornaments when they are finished. The sheep is going to be lovely when you are done!
Take care,
Hopblogger

Carol said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Catherine!! I'd say Mike knows exactly the perfect gift to give you (wish my husband would learn!!)...

CJ said...

That was a great birthday!! Lok forward to seeing all your new ornaments.

CJ